8/22/2008

Baroqued


Baroqued
Originally uploaded by misphit
Further use of photography in collage.
Trying a much more open and linear approach on these. I want the photo to stand out and blend in.
Difficult stuff.
I guess that's just the thing with collage that I love so much. I make up endless games and rules for each piece, and my brain just gushes over it's own intense puzzles! Even if only I ever notice the slight nuances in each line, the multiple slices that make up a figure, it doesn't matter. My brain had the infinite pleasure of figuring it all out.

9 comments:

belinha said...

This is great!I like it a lot!

belinha said...

(I think it is my first time here...)

belinha said...

Me again!Your blog is great!I'm linking it!:-)

Laura said...

Hi there Julie,
I was wondering if you would share with me what glues you use for the photo's. I don't use the photos in my work, many image transfers but I have a lot of my students cusious about it. My concern is the strike from the brush strokes. Or is there a special trick you use???

~v~Laura

Joy Logan said...

I linked your site awhile back. Please check out my blog and add my link? I am also in the Scrapeteria group of collage artists. Great blog here Julie!

Julie Sadler said...

Hey Laura...
I am REALLY careful when using the glossy photos, OCD-style. I am currently quite the fan of Golden Matte medium. I only used it on the back of the photo for these, making sure I don't go exactly to the edges with the medium so there is little excess squeezing out. I use a baby wipe(yes, baby wipes--I believe they are alcohol based, and they don't mar the glossy surface I covet!!) in order to wipe off the surface of the photos if they get any goop on them. Water seems to affect the photos, so I found a plain wet rag doesn't work as well...
I have also used matte medium on the tops of photos in the past in order to get rid of the gloss. I think you could probably use a gloss medium if you wanted to encase a photo in the glue and keep a sheen. I have also used acrylic on top of photo, it doesn't hurt it.
Hope this helps!

Julie Sadler said...

Hey Laura...
I am REALLY careful when using the glossy photos, OCD-style. I am currently quite the fan of Golden Matte medium. I only used it on the back of the photo for these, making sure I don't go exactly to the edges with the medium so there is little excess squeezing out. I use a baby wipe(yes, baby wipes--I believe they are alcohol based, and they don't mar the glossy surface I covet!!) in order to wipe off the surface of the photos if they get any goop on them. Water seems to affect the photos, so I found a plain wet rag doesn't work as well...
I have also used matte medium on the tops of photos in the past in order to get rid of the gloss. I think you could probably use a gloss medium if you wanted to encase a photo in the glue and keep a sheen. I have also used acrylic on top of photo, it doesn't hurt it.
Hope this helps!

Julie Sadler said...

okay, so blogger is being weird on doubling the comments.. what up with that?

Laura said...

Thanks Julie, It's great info that I can share. And may have to try it out with a few photo's my self.
~v~Laura


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